RACISM~~~KSJ Hits the streets in NYC

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harlee490
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KSJ I follow on twitter and he posted this disturbing video on Racism and boy does it open your eyes on how it swings both ways. The language is uncut and "N" is used and I know many on here will find it shocking, at least I was shocked. Some on here have voiced there opinions and probably agree but this is what this country needs to speak about is getting past.....

I was raised by "beatnik" parents but hey they taught me & my sisters to respect & love all colors of people which we carry to this day. Gay or str& it's just a color Wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RtLhCujbZ00


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I don't find this shocking.

I don't find this shocking. I'm "mixed"....my father was puerto rican and black, and my mother was black and white...so I'm a little of EVERYTHING. haha.

but really, I went through absolute hell in my Jr. High school. I was one of like 4 black kids in the entire school. My family was the only black family in my neighborhood. I got called "Nigger" once by a white kid, and I literally tried to kill him. I ended up having to get home schooled for that year because I was expelled.

But with that, I also don't like it when black people use it. It's become what some consider a "term of endearment" which is fine, but to me its a double standard for some to be able to use it, and some NOT be able to use it. I even see that in MYSELF...and its something I can't explain honestly.

The white dude that called me a "nigger" and got his ass kicked was WRONG. Yet when I got to high school and another white guy that only hung around black people called me a "nigga" it was fine. (as a matter of fact, we fell in love...haha) Is that a double standard? YES. Were the words used in two different ways? YES...but that still doesn't make it right. There's a lot of confusion there for me. Honestly, if the word is going to carry that much weight, which it obviously does on both sides, it just doesn't need to be used at all. But that will never happen.

Point is, racism works on both sides, as was just pointed out. And its not just blacks vs. whites, but ALL ethnic groups and races. We as people divide ourselves up...and its because we are being TAUGHT that way. I mean I got to JR. High school and I was used to being the "most popular" kid in the school...but when I got there, those people HATED me. And because I was raised the way that I was, I couldn't understand why. But then when the parents came to school, I understood why...because their parents were the exact same way.

And when I got to high school, where the school was a mixture of everyone, the black people didn't like ME, because I went to "that school with all the white people". And it took me a while to actually make black friends. IDK...its kind of a weird and confusing subject for me. And I just rambled like twenty paragraphs and said absolutely nothing...lol

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LOL...Stoney you didn't

LOL...Stoney you didn't ramble, you made alot of sense in explaining your feelings & emotional turmoil you personally went through growing up. I was shocked being white you just didn't use that language in our house. We had all sorts of ppl at our house growing up of many colors, ethic backgrounds, me & sisters thought nothing of it...just got to know "Yellow Springs" ultra liberal because of Antioch College and it's in the farm land of Ohio.

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Wow, I don't know how KSJ

Wow, I don't know how KSJ maintained his composure during all of that.

Being gay...I HATE when anyone starts "quoting" the Bible. It's dangerous.